Professor Jennifer Kim of the Bronfein Family Law Clinic sends the following news:
“Two of the bills that the students from the Bronfein Family Law Clinic worked on passed: 1) SB477/HB606, or the ‘PEFR’ bill (the bill that expands the definition of ‘person eligible for relief’ under the protective order statute to include those in a dating/sexual relationship); and 2) HB225/SB269, or the ‘Additional Relief’ bill, which expands the relief that is awarded in a final protective order to ‘include any other relief that a judge determines is necessary to protect the person eligible for relief from abuse.'”
Continued Kim: “This is a huge step in ensuring those who are subjected to domestic abuse are afforded the proper relief needed, and we are so proud of our students who submitted written testimony and gave oral testimony before members of the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee!”
Gov. Larry Hogan signed the bills on Tuesday, May 12.